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Old 10-24-05, 10:08 AM
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Roller trainers

I'm interested in getting some feedback on the Minoura Action Mag Roller with magnetic resistance unit.Specifically, I'd like to know if the magnetic resistance unit supplies enough resistance to give a good workout. I realize that may be a relative question....I'm a strong rider that puts in 50 to 60 mile mountain road rides several times a week and I enjoy a good sweat. Also, is it built strong enough to last? Thanks in advance for the input.
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Old 10-24-05, 10:24 AM
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I use a "fluid" trainer.

Unlike some trainers where you can vary the resistance using a control, to provide greater resistance on the fluid trainer, I use a bigger gear. I'm almost 48 years old, 150 pounds, have run 5 marathons and scads of shorter road races from 5k to 1/2 marathon. I've been cycling for the past 3 years due to knee problems. So, I think I'm pretty fit cardio wise. There's definitely enough resistance there to get my heart rate to max.

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Even without a resistance-unit, using high gears on normal rollers gives you plenty of resistance for a workout.
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